To be totally honest, these top ten lists are grueling tasks for me. Either I have too many options to choose from to add to my lists, or I don't have enough. There never seems to be a happy middle.
And in this case, for Top New Series I Want to Start (New... like within the last year or two), I was totally thinking: "What? You want me to choose only ten?" Then again, I'll admit that most of the series I want to start are really series that were started a lot more than two or three years ago, so I'll relent.
And yes, I know that this is a Top Ten Tuesdays meme from The Broke and the Bookish. And I know that we are far from Tuesday. But nonetheless, I stumbled across this meme and decided that I wanted to participate, even if I'm a bit late.
So I managed to narrow my list down to certain series, sacrificing many others, otherwise, this list will go on forever.
To point out, I'm typically a reader of all things and all genres, but my most recent obsessions within the past two years or so has been YA novels and more recently, Romantic Suspense novels.
1. Legend by Marie Lu -- I've been meaning to read this series for a long time already. Now that it's completely finished and ready to be read in one sitting... or two... or three... I really need to get it going. Thus, I even added it to a Reading Challenge just to prioritize.
#1 - Legend
#2 - Prodigy
#3 - Champion
2. Skylark by Meagan Spooner -- In keeping with the YA dystopian hype, this is a series I got interested in when it first came out, but never got around to reading. So then I decided, as another year went by, to just wait until the last book was available to jump into it. The premise sounds interesting enough, so I'm hopeful.
#1 - Skylark
#2 - Shadowlark
#3 - Lark Ascending
3. His Fair Assassin by Robin LaFevers -- I own the first two books (bought at a rather ideal price via Amazon Kindle) and am planning on buying the third book when it's available. The covers are pretty and the premise for each book is attractive and sound cool: Assassin Nuns. That should say it all, right?
#1 - Grave Mercy
#2 - Dark Triumph
#3 - Mortal Heart
4. The Malediction Trilogy by Danielle L. Jensen -- I like high fantasies a lot and am on a mission to find another epic favorite after finishing Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. I have the first book in this trilogy (because I'm a compulsive book buyer), and have read good reviews about the first book, so I'm interested to see how the series turns out.
#1 - Stolen Songbird
#2 - Hidden Huntress
#3 - --third book untitled--
5. Mann Family by Kate Brady -- The two books I've read of Kate Brady's so far were pretty good, so I'm curious about this series. Having gotten drawn into the Romantic Suspense genre lately, I can always go for a good murder mystery/crime thriller anytime.
#1 - Where Angels Rest
#2 - Where Evil Waits
6. Circle of Evil by Kylie Brant -- I loved Kylie Brant's Mindhunter series and am also looking to read a lot of her other, earlier works. Circle of Evil is her newest series, another intriguing concept of a suspense, crime thriller and mystery. And I can never get enough of those.
#1 - Chasing Evil
#2 - Touching Evil
#3 - Facing Evil
7. Aftershock by Jill Sorenson -- This is one of those Romantic Suspense series that leans more towards the suspense and contemporary than mystery or crime thriller. Having to do with disasters such as subway and airplane crashes and desert survival. There has been great praise for her work as a new author in this genre, so I'm curious enough to want to give her series a go.
#1 - Aftershock
#2 - Freefall
#3 - Badlands
#4 - Backwoods
#5 - Wild
8. One-Eyed Jacks by Cindy Gerard -- I have a soft spot in my heart for Cindy Gerard's work mainly because of certain particular books and certain particular characters from her first Romantic Suspense series The Bodyguards. Of course, starting One-Eyed Jacks also means that I must first start and finish reading the series receding this one, Black Ops., since they tie into each other.
#1 - Killing Time
#2 - The Way Home
#3 - Running Blind
9. Fated Blades by Steve Bein -- I have no reasons for this one except that the cover for the first book looks cool and that the concept sounds pretty awesome.
#1 - Daughter of the Sword
#2 - Year of the Demon
#3 - Disciple of the Wind
10. Beauty and the Brit by Terri L. Austin -- The one and only Contemporary Romance on this list. It sounds interesting to me... and I had a need to round off this list with more than just Romantic Suspense and/or YA novels.
#1 - His Every Need
#2 - His Kind of Trouble